What can schools do to PREVENT Cyber Bullying?
Take a stand against cyber bullying:
Address ways in which students can become unintentional cyber bullies, how to be responsible and not to condone or ignore any form of bullying.
- Work with parents to stop and remedy cyber bullying situations
- Educate students on cyber ethics and law
- Schools reserve the rights to discipline students for actions taken outside of school if they are intended to have an effect on any student or negatively affect the safety and well- being of any student while in school
- Take a stand against cyber bullying by implementing policies. With that in place, consequences can be enforced. At times, schools may face limited authority over disciplinary actions against students, thus parents can be called in to mediate the situation
What can Parents do to PREVENT Cyber Bullying?
Restrict all incoming communications to senders who have been pre-approved, such as those on your child’s friends list. If the cyber bullying is someone on his/her list of friends, you will need to remove or block them from the list.
Cyber bullies are able to track your child easily due to their knowledge of the cyber world. To eliminate this problem, ask your child to not add strangers in their friend list, only add people whom they have met before.
Google your child
This is to ensure that the cyber bully is not posting any attacks online against your child. When you get an early warning, it is essential that you keep an eye on your child’s screen name, nick names, full name, address etc. you can also set up an alert on Google to notify your whenever anything about your child is posted online.
Most cases of cyber bullying occur off school grounds or outside of school hours. Thus, if your child is being cyber bullies, you should inform the school so that disciplinary actions can be taken. There are times when cyber bullying is the continuation of traditional bullying, hence, your child will be safer if the school is aware of such bullying incidents.
What can Parents do to STOP Cyber Bullying?
For Children & Youth
What can Children or Youths do to PREVENT Cyber Bullying?
- Google Yourself!
Take note of any fake profile of you such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, Snapchat or any other webpage that shows your personal information.
Step1: If you find that your personal contact information appears where you do not want it to appear, you can report it via the Webpage Removal Request Tool available through Google then your personal information will not appear under Google’s search results. However, this information is available in the web till the webmaster removes the information or takes the page down from the web entirely. Google will only contact the site’s host when credit card information, adult contents or inappropriate images is featured.
Step 2: Contact the webmaster, whom you can usually find at webmaster@[the website name/URL].
Include the following in your email:
What can Children or Youths do to STOP Cyber Bullying?
Do not attempt to do anything. It is important to have a clear mind before you act.
Restrict or block all communications with the cyber bully.
Save all communication with the cyber bully as evidence.
Inform a trusted adult; parent, school counselor or teacher. Do not suffer alone.
Things to note when reporting